CRB Inducts 2010 Radio Hall of Famers

Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) inducted the 2010 class of the Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame last night (2/23) at a special ceremony at the Nashville Convention Center.

Bill Bailey, Laurie DeYoung and Rudy Fernandez are the 2010 Country Music DJ inductees, while Dan Halyburton, Mike Hammond and Cy Blumenthal (posthumous) are the Country  Radio inductees.

The class of 2010 was instated at the dinner and awards ceremony that unofficially kicks off Country Radio Seminar each year. Brooks & Dunn took home the CRB Career Achievement Award, and Charlie Cook received the CRB President’s Award. Dierks Bentley was on hand with members of the McCoury family to perform a special acoustic version of Brooks & Dunn’s “Red Dirt Road.” The surprise of the evening was an appearance by Taylor Swift, who introduced Radio Hall of Famer Hammond.

The 2010 class of the Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame, pictured(l-r) Family of Cy Blumenthal, deceased (Radio), Dan Halaburton (Radio), Ronnie Dunn (Career Achievement), Laurie DeYoung (DJ), Kix Brooks (Career Achievement), Mike Hammond (Radio), Bill Bailey (DJ), Rudy Fernandez (DJ), Charlie Cook (Presidents Award Winner)

The 2010 CRB Career Achievement Award winners, Brooks & Dunn, pose with Dierks Bentley (c), who performed the duo’s “Red Dirt Road” with members of the McCoury family. Brooks & Dunn were honored with the award at the Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame ceremonies at the Nashville Convention Center on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. Photo: Bev Moser

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